General Władysław Sikorski and the B-24

Lobster Issue 79 (Summer 2020) FREE

[PDF file]: […] in a hut on the Spanish side of the fence. The future Soviet double agent Kim Philby had also recently been in Gibraltar, serving as British counter- intelligence chief in Iberia. The simultaneous presence of Maisky and Sikorski in Gibraltar proved tricky for Mason-Macfarlane.15 He had negotiated in Moscow in 1942 to persuade Stalin […]

Hilda Murrell and the FOIA

Lobster Issue 75 (Summer 2018) FREE

[PDF file]: […] holds any information which falls within scope of your request.’ However . . . exemption 23(5) can only be used when the information relates to fourteen specified intelligence, security and national policing bodies5 – only five of which were in existence at the time of Hilda Murrell’s murder: those five being MI5, MI6, GCHQ, […]

The G-man and the switchman: Two JFK microstudies by professional investigators

Lobster Issue 85 (Summer 2023) FREE
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[PDF file]: […] Florida, a Miami Police Department informant had reported that Milteer had been making ominous remarks about someone shooting Kennedy during a forthcoming motorcade in Miami.1 Miami PD’s intelligence unit duly passed this worrying information to the US Secret Service and, since Milteer lived in Georgia, to the Atlanta offices of the FBI. In the […]

On Disinformation: How to fight for truth and protect democracy by Lee McIntyre

Lobster Issue 87 (2023) FREE
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[PDF file]: […] the great game of making Americans believe stupid shit have been the Russians: ‘Evidence for was first reported in the Wall Street Journal, which explained that Russian intelligence had been deliberately creating and pushing anti-Western vaccine stories through four of its English-language propaganda arms. In April 2020, for instance, the Oriental Review published a […]

The Secret War Between the Wars MI5 in the 1920s and 1930s by Kevin Quinlan

Lobster Issue 69 (Summer 2015) FREE

[PDF file]: […] handling of the very significant Tyler Kent/Right Club events which might have had a serious impact on WW2, delaying American entry; and the careful debriefing of Soviet intelligence defector Krivitsky, the first of its kind. Versions of these events, based on the same files, are in Christopher Andrew’s Defence of the Realm and had […]

Killing Thatcher: The IRA, the Manhunt and the Long War on the Crown

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[PDF file]: […] was red meat for her base. As we know, the death penalty was not re-introduced. In fact, Thatcher had been briefed for some time by UK military intelligence that she could not realistically fight the IRA head–on (as Neave would have wished) and the likelihood was that high levels of violence would continue unless […]

In The Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister by Alan Duncan

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[PDF file]: […] Britain and Saudi Arabia which led to allegations of massive corruption. The investigation was closed down by the Blair government when the Saudis threatened to end their intelligence relationship with Britain if it was pursued.4 He gave hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Conservative Party and made a donation of £20 million to […]

The News Machine: Hacking,The Untold Story by James Hanning with Glenn Mulcaire

Lobster Issue 69 (Summer 2015) FREE

[PDF file]: […] the hacking trials themselves. We learn that Mulcaire’s early career was as a ‘tracer’ for John Boyall who, among other things, carried out contract work for the intelligence services. When the NOTW and Boyall fell out, Mulcaire was the beneficiary and became ever more deeply involved with obtaining material by assorted means in support […]

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